Message from Stake Presidency

Dear Members of the Kent Stake,

We hope this e-mail finds you well and most important, healthy and strong in spirit. Currently, there is great deal of concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID 19) and as a Stake Presidency we continue to monitor the situation, specifically in the Kent/Covington area.  

As part of the monitoring process there are two excellent websites that provide expert information and status updates on the coronavirus.  We  encourage you to review these websites:

• U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – www.cdc.gov
• The World Health Organization (WHO) – www.who.int

Please reach out to your Elders Quorum and Relief Society presidencies, and your ministering sisters and brothers for any help you may need during this challenging time, including words of advice, prayers and priesthood blessings. 

That said, we want to share a different message with you. Whether we are dealing with normal daily challenges or facing uncertainty and fear, we should continually approach our Father in Heaven for the strength to endure. He has promised that he will not forsake those who love and obey Him. We encourage you to continue to trust in the Lord and turn to him to guide you in the personal decisions you need to make.  In moments like this we should be reminded of the principles of the gospel we have learned and studied.  As we apply these principles they will bring comfort and peace.

Finally, as of today our church buildings will remain open. We encourage you to avoid personal contact, such as handshakes, hugs, etc. when congregating together. But, don’t hesitate to offer priesthood blessings or other critical support to one another. Out of an abundance of caution, we will only hold sacrament meeting in the Kent Stake wards, this Sunday, March 8.  We encourage any member who does not feel comfortable attending sacrament meeting to stay home and study Come, Follow Me.  Additionally, any member who is sick or has symptoms of the coronavirus, we ask that you stay home and don’t come to church.

We recognize this is an evolving and changing situation and we will provide updates as appropriate.  

Sincerely,
Kent Stake Presidency

New Youth Site Launched

youth.kentstake.org

The Kent Stake youth leaders have launched a new web site especially for young men and young women at youth.kentstake.org. Please visit this new web resource for up-to-date information concerning our stake youth (activities, special announcements, upcoming events, etc.). The previous YM site and YW page can be referenced under Resources > Archived Sites & Pages.

Stake Presidency Letter – 31MAY18

Brothers and Sisters of the Kent Stake,

As a stake presidency we remained concerned with how pornography is impacting individuals and families in a very destructive way. It is an awful plague in our generation and can cause years of pain both temporally and spiritually. To help aid in the awareness and prevention of pornography, a committee of mothers, grandmothers, and sister leaders have developed a family home evening lesson to be used by the families of our stake. The family home evening lesson is attached, and it is our hope that all families review this lesson in the coming month in an upcoming family home evening.

Additionally, later in the year we will introduce two additional family home evening lessons on basic principles which will help our children, youth and adults be able to fight the plaque of pornography in our society. If we can help our children and youth to know what to do if they see pornography we will be able to help them avoid a life that could be full of struggles and pain.

It is our desire to support and help families to teach the principles that will provide all of us the best opportunity to have the spirit more abundantly in our lives.

Kent Stake Presidency,
Darold R. Stroud
Jeffrey D. Morgan
Stephen L. Ralph

POPI Primary FHE Lesson